This summer, James Spartz earned his Ph.D. through the Department of Life Sciences Communication. This fall, he will be an Assistant Professor of Environmental Communication in the Center for Environmental Arts and Humanities at Unity College in Maine. We sat down with Spartz to reflect on his time at LSC. Continue reading
When it comes to science, socioeconomic status may widen confidence gaps among the least and most educated groups in society, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Science, Media and the Public research group. Continue reading
Sara Yeo, a recent Ph.D. graduate from LSC, will be joining the Department of Communication at the University of Utah as Assistant Professor of Science and Environmental Communication in the fall. As she transitions into her new position, Sara reflects on how her time in LSC has prepared her for her new role. Continue reading
As the world of education continues to become increasingly digital, LSC is investing in the development of three new online courses, with two offered this summer. The three courses are all covering cutting edge content in science communication. Continue reading
LSC faculty researchers and graduate students presented six novel research studies at the 2014 Convention of the International Communication Association (ICA) in Seattle, Washington, May 22-26. The graduate students included Sara Yeo, Nan Li, and Jiyoun Kim who were awarded Vilas Conference Presentation travel funds by UW-Madison Graduate School to attend the conference. Yeo also received a travel award from ICA. Continue reading
LSC dissertator Xuan Liang recently won two awards in the 2014 International Student Photo Contest run by International Student Service at UW-Madison Her photos (see below) earned her 1st place in the Architecture category and 3rd place in the nature category. Congratulations Xuan!
The award recognizes outstanding faculty who are seven to 20 years past their first promotion to a tenured position. Each year, the Graduate School chooses winners from among departmental, Ph.D. major program unit or interdepartmental group nominees.
Supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the Kellett Award provides $60,000 of research funding to faculty members at a critical stage of their careers. It was named for William R. Kellett, a former president of the WARF board of trustees and retired president of Kimberly-Clark Corp.
Two LSC graduate students are on of one of 25 teams competing in the final round of the national Agricultural Innovation Prize Powered by 40 Chances on April 25 and 26 at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. Continue reading
LSC graduate students and faculty researchers will present six research papers at the annual International Communication Association (ICA) conference in Seattle, Washington, May 22-26. Graduate students Sara Yeo, Nan Li, and Jiyoun Kim were awarded Vilas Conference Presentation funds by the Graduate School to attend the conference. Sara Yeo also received funding from ICA. Continue reading